The End of Summer

Well, I knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. The reality is...Summer. Is. Over. I've been living in this blissful state of denial, not allowing myself to think about that reality. But this weekend, I've had a lot of thinking time, as I've been all by myself. The girls went back to…

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Mission Accomplished

I set a goal for myself this summer. My goal was to love yoga. Not just attend a class, but to become enamored of it. (Go big or go home!) I had developed an opinion about yoga many years ago when I was taking a fitness certification class, and was obligated to give it a try.…

So, What Do Your Kids Eat?

Here is a picture of the whole "fam damily" at a fun run last year: The love of my life (the hubby) is on the left, next to him is my baby (entering her sophomore year in college), and then my oldest (a senior in college), then me (yep...the short one...at 5'8"), and the other bookend…

A Long Run Made Easy or How Come it Took Me So Long to Get Smart?

Okay, so maybe not easy, but certainly easier! Let me back up a bit. This was me last September. I had just completed my 4th marathon, and PR'd by 8 minutes. I was feeling pretty good about myself. The previous spring my son had convinced me to switch up my training a bit. After complaining…

It’s Just Me, Ranting: To Treat or Not to Treat

As a June birthday, I use to envy kids that had birthdays during the school year. I could sense their excitement as they walked into the classroom on their "special" day. A construction paper "crown" placed ever so carefully on their desk announced their new age. I would watch as those wonderfully, nurturing primary teachers would…